You need a gum graft, but traditional gum grafts scare you? At DentisteALaval.com, our dentists offer the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST). The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) was invented about fifteen years ago by Dr. Chao in Los Angeles. Since then, many movie stars adhere to this gentler technique with a high success rate!
What is Pinhole Rejuvenation Technique (PST)?
The PST is a scalpel-free, suture-free procedure for correcting gum recession. Through a small hole made by a needle, the dentist uses specially designed instruments to gently loosen the gum tissue and glide it over the receded part of the tooth. The result is instantly comfortable. As there isn’t cutting or stitching, postoperative discomfort is minimal and sometimes nonexistent.
Most patients are pleasantly surprised by the instant dental aesthetic improvement. Typically the procedure takes 1-2 hours and you are back in action the next day in most cases. This technique is often referred to as the “lunch break gum rejuvenation”.